Friday, August 31, 2007


It's the weekend and it looks iike it will be a good one. I think Mickey is going to drive the truck to the beach. I hope they asked Melanie to feed Miss Kitty.

Glenn got the riddle right yesterday. I was pleased with all the comments yesterday. I thought Bobby would get the riddle because beets are not his favorite vegetable.


What vegetable has the best rhythm.



What goes through the water but never gets wet?

Enjoy the video I took on the beach yesterday. Al, Donna, and Mickey will get to see the ocean in person with Bobby and me. I think the weather is going to be great.

Have a good weekend. I will enjoy because after next week I will have to come home and try to figure out where to put my furniture. I don't want mess up my new hardwood floor.


The Colonial Heights Colonials & the Crawford County Eagles will open up there football seasons tonight both at home. The Colonials will play host to the Thomas Jefferson while Crawford County will play host to ther arch rivals Taylor County. Last night in CD high school football action it was Manchester 35 Thomas Dale 14, Matoaca 35 Henrico 16 and L.C. Bird beat Meadowbrook 18-12. Down at the beach tonight they will play the battle at the beach when Manteo visits First Flight, First Flight has never beat Manteo in football but allot of people think this year is the year. I went to the CH boys volleyball game last night in which the Colonials won 3 games to 2 over Patrick Henry, it was a pretty even game between the 2 teams. This week the Nascar Nextel & Busch Series are racing at the California Speedway. Don't forget to play the lottery tonight, it's worth a cool $330 million dollars. Tomorrow morning at this time I will be on my way to the beach for some R&R. It look like it is going to be little cool at the beach this weekend with high only in the low 80's. MICKEY

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prevent Cooking Fires
Kitchen stoves are a common source of fires in the home.

Here are guidelines to help prevent fires in the kitchen, courtesy of New York's Department of State:

* Never place dishrags, pot holders or towels on or near a burner.
* When cooking, don't wear loose-fitting clothing or reach across the stove.
* Don't use any aerosol spray cans near the stove.
* Never lean against the stove while it's in use.
* Don't use towels in place of pot holders.
* Never let children around a hot stove or stove top.
* Don't place items above the stove -- like candy or cookies -- that children may try to reach.

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson is 72
Actor Warren Berlinger is 70
Actor Jack Thompson is 67
Singer Van Morrison is 62
Football coach Tom Coughlin is 61
Actor Richard Gere is 58
Singer-composer Deborah Gibson is 37
Queen Rania, the wife of Jordan's King Abdullah II,is 37
Actor Zack Ward is 37
Actor Chris Tucker is 35
Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamara (Trina & Tamara) is 30

Rocky Marciano, only undefeated world heavyweight champion died 38 years ago today, at the age of 45 in a plane crash.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Boy do I have a attitude because no one even guessed the riddle yesterday. Maybe I will cut the times I do the riddle to three times a week.


What kind of drink will give you a black and blue face?



What vegetable has the best rhythm.

It is going to be a good beach day. There is not a lot of humidity around and the temperature will be in the low 80's.


For some reason for about the last week when I have been running I seemed to be out of step, I can't find my groove & my rhythm seems to be a little off. I hope it returns soon, when I run like this it makes me not want to run for a while. There are several college football games tonight with the biggest on being LSU at Mississippi State on ESPN and locally Delaware at William & Mary, there are about 10 other games as well. Also tonight several Central District football teams open up there season with Manchester at Thomas Dale with fellow blogger Keith keeping the clock, Matoaca will be at Henrico and L.C. Bird will be at Meadowbrook. I am going to try to ge up to the high school tonight and see the CH volleyball game against Patrick Henry and then come home and watch some college football. I am still trying to get over Lee as a model, Melanie I hope you get a picture of this historical event so I can post it on the blog. Don't forget to buy you lottery ticket for Friday nights Mega Million lottery drawing. I think I am going to head to the beach Saturday morning. MICKEY

Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still.
Patricia Russell

1682 - William Penn sailed from England. He later established the colony of Pennsylvania (which, as some of you may know, is now one of the United States) and now stands on top of City Hall in Philadelphia, PA. Not him, really, but a famous statue of him...
1905 - Ty Cobb appeared in his first major-league baseball game. He played for the Detroit Tigers.
1965 - After 40 years in baseball, Casey Stengel announced his retirement.
1972 - President Nixon announced that John Dean had completed his investigation into the Watergate wiretapping debacle. And he added that no one from the White House was involved. Well, good. That takes care of that...
1974 - The Brady Bunch, a typical 1970s scrubbed-face American family sitcom which first aired on TV Sept. 26, 1969, came to an end on this day.
1984 - President Ronald Reagan, along with Red Barber, Bill Stern, Graham McNamee, Don Dunphy and Ted Husing were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame, in ceremonies at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
1993 - Late Show with David Letterman debuted on CBS-TV. CBS remodeled the Ed Sullivan Theater (on 54th Street in New York City) for Letterman, who had just spent over a decade on NBC (Late Night with David Letterman). The first musical guest to appear on the new show was Billy Joel.

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain
Chronic pain persists for longer than six months. Besides pain medications, the American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list of additional treatment options:

* Physical therapy, including stretching and strengthening exercises.
* Low-impact exercise, including swimming, biking and walking.
* Occupational therapy to learn how to change daily activities to avoid making pain worse.
* Behavioral therapy, such as yoga and meditation, to increase relaxation and decrease stress.
* Lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking, getting plenty of sleep, eating a proper diet, and getting enough exercise.

Country singer Kitty Wells is 88
Actor Bill Daily is 80
Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 68
Actor Ben Jones is 66
Actress Peggy Lipton is 60
Comedian Lewis Black is 59
Basketball Hall of Famer Robert Parish is 54
Actor David Paymer is 53
Country singer Sherrie Austin is 36
Actress Cameron Diaz is 35
TV personality Lisa Ling is 34
Football player Shaun Alexander is 30
Tennis player Andy Roddick is 25

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I'm in a good mood so I'm going to give Al the credit for getting the riddle yesterday.


Who takes longer to get ready for a trip-an elephant or a rooster?

The answer is the elephant because he has to pack his trunk and the rooster only has to pack a comb.

Al said the elelphant because its trunk was big? I gave it to him because he did try and that is more than the rest of you.


What kind of drink will give you a black and blue face?

I'm going to really do something today. I don't know what but something. Maybe run the vaccum. I'll think about that. I will go to the beach after yoga but after that I don't know.

I finished my 550 piece puzzle Monday night. I have another one with 1000 pieces and I know if I open it I will only want to put it together.

I'm glad Mickey moved the computer so when I get home that will be done. It's so much trouble to move because of all the cords. By the way Mickey would miss some of the stuff that is in the the drawer he wants me to clean out. What if I moved the pens and scissors.


Well I didn't win the lottery last night and the good news is nobody else did either which means Fridays drawing will be worth an estimated $325 million dollars. I guess I will have to get a few more tickets to see if I can become a millionaire. The word that I am getting from the beach is that the Lone Cedar reopened last night & there was a pretty big crowd there. I guess I need to get down there before football season starts. Speaking of football there are several high school and college games Thursday night. I posted another video late last night in on the construction entry on the blog, the video shows the computer has been moved back to the old computer location instead of being in the corner. I also understand fellow blogger Bobby was seen hobnobbing with some big wheels of the school system yesterday at the high school, can anybody confirm this. They have done about all the can do the new room until the trusses come in, they are suppose to come by again and work on the hardwood floor again though. MICKEY

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
Arthur Calwell

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 71
Actor Elliott Gould is 69
TV personality Robin Leach is 66
Actor G.W. Bailey is 63
Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh is 55
Country musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 51
Singer Michael Jackson is 49
Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 45
Actress Carla Gugino is 36
Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt is 30
Actress Jennifer Landon is 24
Actor Jeffrey Licon is 22

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Well we got the new computer moved to the spot where the old one was and I dissassembled the old one and it is now in several pieces. I shot a quick video of what was done but the lighting is a little dim but I think you get the picture. I have also enclose a few more photos from the deck outside. MICKEY


No one tried to answer the riddle yesterday. Come on everybody make a guess.


What comes from a tree and fights cavities?



Who takes longer to get ready for a trip-an elephant or a rooster?

It's going to be nice today at the beach. I am going to enjoy just resting today. I am going out for lunch with one of my yoga friends and that is all I have planned to do. That's what is so good about being retired I can just relax.


There is a very big jackpot in tonight Mega Millions lottery, I have already got my tickets for tonights drawing which is worth an estimated $250 million dollars. If there is no new post in the morning on Mickey's Place it probably does mean that I hit the jackpot. There was at least one teacher that stayed extra hours an Tussing yesterday, I guess she was so happy to be back at school that she didn't want to leave. East Carolina already almost facing an up hill battle at Virginia Tech on Saturday now will have to do it without it's starting QB who was arrested Saturday night for a DUI, thats just plain stupid on his part. I pulled something in my right shoulder yesterday at work & it it quite sore this morning, I think I might be just falling apart. I have posted another photo of the day that I got of the AP wire of bird with his lunch. They are coming by again today to put another coat of shine on the hardwood floors & to do some more on the new room. MICKEY

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill

1922 - The Walker Cup, the oldest international team golf match in America, was held for the first time at Southampton, NY.
1941 - The Football Writers Association of America was organized.
1963 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Some 250,000 people witnessed one of the most stirring speeches of the century.
1981 - For the third time in 10 days, a world record in the mile run was set. Sebastian Coe, who broke Steve Ovett’s record on August 19 and lost it to Ovett on August 26, broke it again -- by a full second -- in Brussels, Belgium. Coe’s new record time was 3:47.33.

Country singer Billy Grammer is 82
Actor Ben Gazzara is 77
Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 67
Baseball manager Lou Piniella is 64
Baseball player,who pitched for the New York Yankees Ron Guidry is 57
Singer Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 56
Actress Emma Samms is 47
Country singer Shania Twain is 42
Actor Jack Black is 38
Actor Jason Priestley is 38
Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans is 36
Actress Carly Pope is 27
Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 25
Actor Michael Galeota is 23